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Published February 21st 2015
The perfect setting for anything
Lake Ginninderra is very close to Belconnen Mall, Lake Ginninderra College, and AMF Bowling, but these are my personal top five activities by the water:
5. Walk, Ride, or Run Around the Lake Canberra is full of three things: politicians, roundabouts, and lakes. Every Canberra local has grown up picnicking among the trees by the water, and walking along the well-maintained paths. Those who are moderately fit have walked or cycled around at least one lake, and some run around the lake every week, since it's so lovely.
4. Feed the Ducks
You can throw a bit of bread into the water just about anywhere and instantly become best friends with a number of ducks and other birds. It's so simple, and so satisfying.
3. Have a Cocktail The artsy Ha Ha Bar and Restaurant has delicious food in a waterfront setting, and a wide range of unique cocktails.
If you'd like a different setting for your drinks, The Lighthouse Bar might be better-suited to you.
2. Have a Meal There's a range of restaurants (such as Zambreros) and fast food joints stretched along the water from the mall to the skate park. My personal favourite is Bella Vista for their generous service and of course yummy food.
1. Picnic in John Knight Park John Knight Memorial Park is a large area containing several top-notch playgrounds (including the Snake Playground, which is a local favourite), and lovely surroundings. If you don't have children, it's very pleasant to picnic by the artificial waterfall or across an arched bridge on the bite-sized island.
Don't forget to pack some extra bread for the ducks.